Record Details

NHER Number:23515
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two pillbox and spigot mortar emplacement

Summary

A World War Two pillbox and spigot mortar emplacement are visible on RAF aerial photographs from 1946. Both structures are still standing, and are in good condition.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6635 3683
Map Sheet:TF63NE
Parish:HEACHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Post medieval defensive structure.
Large subrectangular pill box, of concrete, now apparently in use for something as locked up.
Mortar spigot adjacent.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) April 1987.

The mortar spigot is Survey No. B2-8.
Information from [1].
See (S1) in file.
D.Walker (NLA) July 1996.

See (S1) in file by source [1], who adds:
1940 anti tank emplacement consisting of 2 type 28 blockhouses (NHER 23515), spigot mortar gun emplacement and antitank blocks to northwest.
Survey No. B2-7.
D. Walker (NLA) July 1996.

9 October 1999. No change.
Pillbox and spigot mortar base in very good condition, the former still secured by a metal locked door, grilles on the smaller loopholes and the main loophole infilled with concrete.
D. Gurney (NLA) 11 October 1999.

March 2002. Norfolk NMP.
World War Two Type 28 pillbox plotted, measuring approximately 8m square, located at TF 6635 3684. To the immediate south of this at TF 6636 3683 is a spigot mortar base. These features are associated with the anti tank roadblock to the northwest (SMR 32385) and a second Type 28 bill box 150m to the south (NHER 23516).
S. Massey (NMP), 14 March 2002.

Monument Types

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • PILLBOX (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • SPIGOT MORTAR EMPLACEMENT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • TANK TRAP (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 4307-8 07-JUN-1946 (Norfolk SMR TF 6636B, TF 6735B).

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